DISCOVER WHAT YOUR SMILE WILL LOOK LIKE AFTER TREATMENT
Digital Smile Design (DSD), Digital Smile Analysis, or smile design, is a revolutionary system that allows us to design the ideal smile for each patient, taking into account their facial characteristics, their movements when speaking, their gestures of expression, etc.
Thanks to digital dentistry techniques, we can now know what the result of a dental treatment will be thanks to the design software.
There is a close relationship between the parameters of the parts of our mouth. Lips, teeth, gums, tongue… all influence the appearance of our smile. Therefore, for this technique, a series of photographs are taken and videos of the patient are filmed, with which an individualised facial and dental aesthetic study is carried out. This makes it possible to visualise the final result of an oral and dental procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
DSD smile design consists of taking photographs, 3D images and models of the patient and transferring them into a computer programme. The purpose of this digital software is to create a beautiful and aesthetically harmonious smile. To do this, the programme designs customised dental pieces, taking into account the physiognomy of each patient, the movement of their lips when speaking or smiling, the shape of their gums, etc. Once the ideal smile design is obtained, the laboratory is responsible for creating a simulation of the crowns or ceramic veneers that will be tried in the patient’s mouth. Once the patient approves this simulation, we proceed to make the definitive treatment, thus achieving a perfect smile.
There are several advantages of digital design. Firstly, the patient will be able to visualise on a computer and at the same time try on their mouth a unique mould designed especially for them, to see what their new smile will look like before starting the treatment. This mould or model made especially for them is called a “Mock Up”. This technique increases the patient’s confidence in the treatment and reduces uncertainty about the result, as they can see for themselves how their smile will look beforehand and in their own mouth.
In a single visit, we take an X-ray and an intraoral record using the Itero 3D scanner to find out the shape of your teeth and your occlusion. We also take a series of photographs and a short video to get information about the patient’s face, their movements, the shape of their lips, their gestures when speaking and smiling… With all this information and in just a few hours we can design, with specific software, what the ideal smile would be like, totally personalised.
It is very useful in all those treatments that are going to affect the aesthetics of the smile and, consequently, the overall image of the patient. With Digital Smile Design, we can plan the future shape and size of the teeth, helping to design the ceramic or composite veneers. In the case of badly worn teeth, it will be essential to evaluate the aesthetics, phonetics, and occlusion. And it is also essential for planning orthodontic treatment or rehabilitations with fully accurate implant-supported prostheses and much safer, minimally invasive and computer-guided interventions.